Month: June 2021

Sailing Capital of NC | And, by golly, we mean it

ORIENTAL – Organizers of this year’s July 10 & 11 Dragon’s Breath Regatta have set their sights on at least 20 entries across three classes of sailing. The event is open to everyone, and kicks off with registration Friday night,…

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You guessed it – flounder season shrinks

Editor’s note: For a more in-depth look at the flounder debate, see our feature story in the June 17 issue of County Compass, available online at www.compassnews360.com  MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has adjusted the recreational and…

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Goodbye Old Friends! | Interstate 42 project to change James City forever

The right of ‘eminent domain’ allows government to acquire property for public use – but only if true market value is paid. Keith Cowell, owner of Cowell’s Cleaners, is still in negotiations with the State of North Carolina. “What we’ve…

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Aurora Fossil Museum rockets to tourist hot spot

Cindy Crane, executive director of the Aurora Fossil Museum, gets credit for some superb vision, culminating Tuesday, June 15, with the christening of National Megalodon Day. The day was selected as a tribute to the our region’s popular destination, which…

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Recreational Anglers drastically over-fish Flounder Target for 2020

By Easton Edwards EASTERN NC – I listened in on the May quarterly business meeting of the Marine Fisheries Commission with a keen interest on the Southern Flounder catch numbers. I have previously stated (and basically bet my fellow fishermen)…

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Trump appearance at GOP Convention proves to be gargantuan fundraiser

GREENVILLE – You do the math. A thousand dinner tickets sold @ $500 each! Here, Frank Roe of Oriental stands in a long line Saturday morning, just after tickets went on sale at the Greenville Convention Center. Former President Donald…

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Certificate-of-Need barrier to reducing medical costs

By John Trump RALEIGH — A Durham County Superior Court judge has dismissed a New Bern eye surgeon’s lawsuit challenging the state’s certificate-of-need law. Judge Michael O’Foghludha heard roughly two hours of arguments Thursday, June 3, before agreeing with state…

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Here’s why many in the USA are suspicious of the ‘Shot’

  By John Doe |Guest Commentary Editor’s note: Well known to this newspaper, the author is a prominent local citizen. We have suggested he use a pseudonym to minimize any risk of ‘cancel culture’ retribution. We will forward any questions…

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Governor’s nominee to lead state agency fumbles confirmation hearing

Issue: Only one pipeline for natural gas Office of State Sen. Phil Berger RALEIGH – If Gov. Cooper doesn’t withdraw his nominee to lead the Department of Environmental Quality, the North Carolina Senate will vote to reject her – the…

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Everybody Else’s History . . .

The mysterious case of whose hand got caught in the wringer!

By Lisa Rice ALLIANCE – Welcome back to what we are calling Everybody Else’s History – referring, of course, to our huge Man Cave here at the farm where we have been entrusted with literally THOUSANDS of strange and unusual…

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A new motel chain? | No! This is a chicken coop!

Editor’s note: We thank our friend Harry Mills, Economic Development Director of Granville County, for this report, which will be of interest to all the chicken-tending County Compass readers.  BUTNER – Carolina Coops, a custom chicken coop manufacturer, will create…

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